FFEI chief scientist becomes IoP Fellow

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Martin Gouch, chief scientist at FFEI, has become a Fellow of the Institute of Physics (IoP), recognizing his contribution to the profession and role in the company’s design and manufacture of sophisticated systems, from concept to delivery.

Gouch joined FFEI in 1985 and has spent time working in a number of areas relating to the manufacture of graphics arts machines or products. As chief scientist, he is responsible for the overall technical lead in designing products for clients and has played a central role in the initial design of a number of award-winning products. He has published 25 patents relating to inkjet and digital imaging.

Becoming an IoP Fellow indicates a very high level of achievement in physics and a significant contribution to the profession. FFEI has a reputation for the design and manufacture of sophisticated systems from concept to delivery, and Andy Cook, FFEI managing director, explained: ‘Whether the challenge is to create software functions to enhance a workflow, accurately jet billions of ink droplets a second on to exotic materials, or even create ultra-high resolution micro scanning mechanisms to research human tissue cells, it’s having people like Martin working for FFEI that allows us to innovate, productise and manufacture the breadth of digital inkjet and imaging technology we do for our clients.’

Gouch is one of a small number to gain an IoP fellowship without being an academic.